I’ve driven past this tree almost daily, a few blocks from my abode.
UTEP’s Juan Blanco told me about this tree, and how our far-out west Texas urban forester, Oscar Mestas, has more details. Richard Burgesplantedthis oak in 1915, after building his house. A former Texas state legislator, originally from Seguin, he introduced the bill to form the Texas A&M Forest Service.
After errands and a rare lunch, I just had to stop by a project I designed a few years ago, that I’ve recently posted on hereandhere.
Remember that the Sierra Providence East Hospital is having an addition built? That work only includes landscaping only for the new inpatient tower and ER expansion, but I think it’s time to ponder what needs to be revamped where many El Pasoans walk and drive through, daily.